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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 7%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOnawa/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime69n/a (estimate)2,4231,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a35.130.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault10n/a351.1187.9246.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)386250381
Burglary18n/a632.0352.6376.0
Theft34n/a1,193.81,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a210.7148.5228.9
Property crime58n/a (estimate)2,0371,6922,200

Key findings

  • Onawa crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Onawa are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Onawa you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Onawa is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Onawa has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Onawa (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Onawa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Onawa is 1 in 259
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Onawa is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Onawa is 1 in 42

      Year Over Year Crime In Onawa (per 100,000 people)

      Onawa police department

      ItemOnawaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)63,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 6 Onawa police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.7% greater than the Iowa average and 38.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sloan, IA1,19296648744
      Hornick, IA2983342,2612,595
      Moorhead, IA2213412,3052,645
      Blencoe, IA2533452,3352,680
      Whiting, IA9433502,3692,719
      Pisgah, IA2483552,4052,760
      Smithland, IA1853612,4472,808
      Onawa, IA2,9063862,0372,423

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bald Knob, AR2,9063823,1263,508
      Tularosa, NM2,9072723,4373,709
      Follansbee, WV2,905110564674
      Kewaunee, WI2,90770420490
      Fairfield, TX2,9052061,0641,270
      Onawa, IA2,9063862,0372,423
      Source: The Onawa, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.